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ACM is proud to announce the return of its online promotional opportunity and competition - Sire Shootout. All thanks to our loyal platinum sponsor GDL, our silver sponsor Droughtmaster Society and bronze sponsor, Riverina.

Over the past three years, 238 bulls have been showcased on this unparalleled platform which launched leading sale sires including the $180,000 Nicneil Sugar Daddy in 2021, Texas Iceman who sold for $225,000 in 2022 and Rondel Black Tuxedo the $180,000 top priced bull from 2022 - none of which were crowned ACM Sire Shootout Champion.

Last year’s entrants averaged over $33,700 and were watched by 9288 viewers.

Demonstrating the value in exposure, were well-known Droughtmaster breeders Mac and Gayle Shann, Cantaur Park, Clermont, Queensland, who secured the top priced bull at Tycolah Poll Herefords in Barraba last year after spotting the bull in this competition.

"After watching them on the Shootout, I went to the Tycolah Facebook page and was really impressed with what I saw," Mr Shann said.

It’s not about winning, it’s about being seen!

If you have a standout sale sire for 2023, don’t miss this opportunity to increase his value and show him off to the seedstock world - it will be the cheapest marketing you do all year!

Nominations are open from May 25 until June 8, 5pm with your contributed photos and videos.

These will be collated by our team and a team of judges will then cast their eyes over each animal. 

The live judging will be broadcast across ACM’s six agriculture mastheads (North Queensland Register, Queensland Country Life, The Land, Stock and Land, Stock Journal and Farm Weekly) for a global audience from June 27 to 29 culminating in a supreme bull award.

Each stud can nominate a maximum of four bulls and is open to Australian animals only. 

The animal must be registered with a breed society and for sale in 2023 through either a private treaty or a public auction.

Entry fee is $200 per head + GST.



Grand Champion - $7000 cash prize, $1000 Riverina Voucher and $1000 advertising voucher to be used with Australian Community Media.

Reserve Grand Champion - $3000 cash prize, $1000 Riverina Voucher and $1000 advertising voucher to be used with Australian Community Media.

1st to 3rd placegetters will receive a $300 Livestock Connect advertising voucher.

Viewers’ Choice winner will receive a $500 cash prize

Top price Sire Shootout bull that is sold in 2023 will receive a $500 advertising voucher to be used with Australian Community Media.

Over $17,000 in cash and prizes to be won.